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The International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) was launched in 1998 as a response to the enthusiasm created by the 1st and 2nd International Conferences on the Engineering of Sport. The primary aim of the ISEA is to act as a forum to discuss technical and scientific issues relating to sport and sport technology for those carrying out research and development in this field. The members of the ISEA come from a wide range of disciplines from engineering to sports science, from research organisations, universities and relevant industries world wide. Since the launch of ISEA in 1998 in Sheffield (UK), biannual conferences have took place in Sydney (Australia), Kyoto (Japan), and two years ago in Davis (USA). In 2006 the biannual conference is being held in Munich following the FIFA World Cup 2006 Germany. ISEA publishes the International Sports Engineering Journal, which represents one of the leading scholarly journals in the field of Sports Engineering, now in its 9th successful year.
"It is fitting that the biggest International Sports Engineering conference so far has been organised by Eckehard Fozzy Moritz. Fozzy is big both in stature and in ideas, willing to do as all good designers do in thinking outside the box. The conference, to which this proceedings refers, will have been an enjoyable affair since Fozzy rarely does anything without fun (or at least with an element of the unexpected)! Fozzy was instrumental in setting up DIVERS, the German society for sports engineering, and now has a dynamic group of people around him in his unique centre for innovation in sports, the SportKreativWerkstatt. The design of this proceedings is testament to the hard work of Fozzy and his team in the creation of something dynamic and yet different for the world of sports engineering." Stephen J. Haake
"Steve Haake IS sports engineering. With the organization of the first conference on sports engineering in 1996, and the editing of the very first set of proceedings on this topic, he was the one who made this field popular in the world and acceptable in academic circles. Further milestones followed that are all still successful today: The foundation of the International Sports Engineering Association that he has chaired for almost a decade, the establishment of a scientific journal on sports engineering, the origination of novel institutions like the Sports Engineering Network and SportsPulse in England; and since March 2006 Professor Haake is head of the Centre for Sports and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University.
The secret to Steve's success is openness and hospitality. When I approached him in 1998, to learn more about sports engineering and how to relate this to my own field of innovation, Steve was simply inviting me over to his place and shared ideas, competence and knowledge with me. Similar encounters followed that greatly helped my work: I have to say I am very proud to have Steve as a co-editor of these proceedings." Eckehard Fozzy Moritz
Baseball.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Baseball.- An Experimental Investigation of Baseball Bat Durability.- Bending Modes, Damping, and the Sensation of Sting in Baseball Bats.- Experimental Investigations of the Relationship of Baseball Bat Properties on Batted-Ball Performance.- The Effect of Spin on the Flight of a Baseball.- Rigid Wall Effects on Softball Coefficient of Restitution Measurements.- The Effect of Holding Methods on a Baseball Bat Performance Estimation System.- Climbing — Instrumentation and Testing of Equipment.- Synopsis of Climbing — Instrumentation and Testing of Equipment.- An Estimation of the Load Rate Imparted to a Climbing Anchor During Fall Arrest.- Dynamics of Speed Climbing.- Instrumented Climbing Holds and Dynamics of Sport Climbing.- Forces Generated in a Climbing Rope During a Fall.- Rock Climbing Belay Device Analysis, Experiments and Modeling.- Cycling.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Cycling.- Thermo-mechanical Modification Techniques for Structural Foams used in Racing Bicycle Wheels.- The Effect of a Non-Circular Chainring on Cycling Performance.- Dynamic Characteristics of Modern Mountain Bikes Rear Linkages.- An Ambient Intelligence System to Assist Team Training and Competition in Cycling.- Indoor-Simulation of Team Training in Cycling.- A Bond Graph Model of a Full-Suspension Mountain Bicycle Rear Shock.- Track Cycling: An Analytical Model.- Forces During Cycling After Total Knee Arthoplasty.- A Study of Aerodynamic Drag and Thermal Efficiency of a Series of Bicycle Helmets.- Golf.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Golf.- An Instrumented Grip Handle for Golf Clubs to Measure Forces and Moments Exerted by Each Hand During Swing Motion.- The Aerodynamic Influence of Dimple Design on Flying Golf Ball.- Experimental Verification of Trajectory Analysis of Golf Ball under Atmospheric Boundary Layer.- Validation of Accelerometers and Gyroscopes to Provide Real-time Kinematic Data for Golf Analysis.- Investigation of Wrist Release During the Golf Swing by Using a Golf Swing Robot.- Segmental Sequencing of Kinetic Energy in the Golf Swing.- Gymnastics.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Gymnastics.- Effect of Shoulder Compliance on Peak High Bar Forces During the Giant Swing.- Effect of Horizontal Surface Compliance on Balance Strategies.- Predicting High Bar Forces in the Longswing.- Musculoskeletal Work in the Longswing on High Bar.- Lawn Sports.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Lawn Sports.- Quantification of the Cricket Bowling Delivery; a Study of Elite Players to Gauge Variability and Controllability.- Ball Launch Characteristics for Elite Rugby Union Players.- A Novel Quantitative Method for the Determination of Wear in an Installed Synthetic Turf System.- Multi-optimization of Three Kicks in Rugby.- The Mechanical Behaviour of Cricket Soils During Preparation by Rolling.- Studies on the Oblique Impact of a Cricket Ball on a Cricket Pitch.- Test Devices for the Evaluation of Synthetic Turf Pitches for Field Hockey.- Skiing, Snowboarding and Ski Jumping.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Skiing, Snowboarding and Ski Jumping.- Laboratory Device for Measuring the Friction Between Ski-Base Materials and Ice or Snow.- Biomechanical Instrumentation of the BergIsel Jumping Hill in Innsbruck and Exemplary Analyses.- Dynamic Properties of Materials for Alpine Skis.- Calculation of Friction and Reaction Forces During an Alpine World Cup Downhill Race.- Measurement of Jumper’s Body Motion in Ski Jumping.- Riding on Air: A New Theory for Lift Mechanics of Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding.- Subjective Evaluation of the Performance of Alpine Skis and Correlations with Mechanical Ski Properties.- Timing of Force Application and Joint Angles During a Long Ski Turn.- Effect of Bindings and Plates on Ski Mechanical Properties and Carving Performance.- Development of a Prototype that Measures the Coefficient of Friction Between Skis and Snow.- Football.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Soccer.- An Investigation into the Link Between Soil Physical Conditions and the Playing Quality of Winter Sports Pitch Rootzones.- Measuring and Modelling the Goalkeeper’s Diving Envelope in a Penalty Kick.- Flow Visualization on a Real Flight Non-spinning and Spinning Soccer Ball.- Gaze Point Analysis in Movement Prediction of Soccer Players by Image Processing.- Traction Testing of Soccer Boots Under Game Relevant Loading Conditions.- Correlation Between Support Foot Placement and Goal Accuracy for Instep Kicks in the Soccer Field.- Analysis of the Influence of Rubber Infill on the Mechanical Performance of Artificial Turf Surfaces for Soccer.- Soccer Ball Modal Analysis Using a Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometer (SLDV).- Tennis.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Tennis.- Normal Impact of Hollow Balls on Flat Surfaces.- Factors in Tennis Ball Wear.- Measuring Ball Spin Off a Tennis Racket.- 3D Player Testing in Tennis.- An Extended Study Investigating the Effects of Tennis Rackets with Active Damping Technology on the Symptoms of Tennis Elbow.- Watersports.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Water Sports.- Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis of a Water Ski Jumper.- Feedback Systems in Rowing.- Biomechanical Analysis of Olympic Kayak Athletes During Indoor Paddling.- So you think you know the ropes? White Water Rescue Ropes and Techniques.- Computational Modelling of Surfboard Fins for Enhanced Performance.- Development of Swimming Prosthetic for Physically Disabled (Optimal Design for One Side of Above-Elbow Amputation).